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Dowie is a Dalriadan-Scottish name, no doubt originally for a person who lived in the Macildowie territory. The name Dowie is a shortened form of the place-name, and surname, Macildowie. In Gaelic, MacIldowie means "son of the black lad"

Dowie Early Origins



The surname Dowie was first found in on the Isle of Iona, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Dowie Spelling Variations


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Dowie Spelling Variations



Spelling variations were extremely common in medieval names, since scribes from that era recorded names according to sound rather than a standard set of rules. Dowie has appeared in various documents spelled Dowie, Dowey, Douie, Douey, MacIldowie, MacIldowy and others.

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Dowie Early History


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Dowie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dowie research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1400 is included under the topic Early Dowie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dowie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dowie Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dowie Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many who arrived from Scotland settled along the east coast of North America in communities that would go on to become the backbones of the young nations of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence, many settlers who remained loyal to England went north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Their descendants later began to recover the lost Scottish heritage through events such as the highland games that dot North America in the summer months. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Dowie family emigrate to North America:

Dowie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Dowie, who landed in Maryland in 1762

Dowie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Dowie who settled in Philadelphia in 1839

Dowie Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowie (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Dowie (post 1700)



  • John Alexander Dowie (1847-1907), American religious leader
  • Iain Dowie (b. 1965), football manager and coach
  • Freda Dowie (b. 1928), British television actress
  • John Dowie, British pop artist
  • James Dowie, Owner of the James Dowie & Son Shipping Line

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Dowie Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    11. ...

    The Dowie Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dowie Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 7 December 2014 at 11:12.

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